If your tumble dryer's drum shaft has worn out, there are two tell-tale signs: the drum will be making clanging noises when the machine is running, and the drum will be moving around inside the cavity of your dryer. Replace a worn out drum shaft pin with this spare from Hotpoint to restore your dryer to working order.
Genuine spare part for select Ariston, Creda, Crusader, Hotpoint, Indesit, Jackson and Proline tumble dryers. Prior to ordering, please check the list of appliances to ensure this is the right part for you.
How to replace the shaft and bearings on a tumble dryer
This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.
Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
Qdoes the shaft have a hole in for a split pin?2 Answers
the holes on the plate are obvious to secure one end of the drum shaft, but does the pointy end of the shaft have a hole across the shaft to allow the fitment of a split pin?
This is for a replacement of a Creda Excel T632CW Condenser Dryer drum shaft.
- 11 August 2009
A split pin can be used, but there is a special "S" shaped pin that goes in this cross drill hole. Always use a washer between bearing and split pin/"S" pin.
By marlincar- Devonshire
- 22 April 2010
yes this shaft is drilled to accept a pin, use the pin that is in the old shaft, not a split pin, the pin is just a single, easy to fit.
By ianoliver48- scottish borders
- 26 November 2009
Have a TVR 2 drier,there are no screws from inside drum,part of old shaft is still on drum. Am I right in thinking if I grind this off to leave flat surface this or kit with bearing will then fit with screws from inside. Looks like it is shoulder from old pin that has broken.Or does it screw out,have not tried that but can grind off if needed. Or is it recessed to take the shoulder left on.
By Gordy- Peterborough
- 15 October 2014
It should be possible to carefully drill out the 'rivets' pushed into the shaft plate to remove the old one. Then use the new one and the supplied self tapping screws to fit the hub to the other holes on the back of the drum.